The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
I quote others only to better express myself.
Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.